archeress

EnglishEdit

an archeress

EtymologyEdit

archer +‎ -ess

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archeress (plural archeresses)

  1. A female archer.
    • 1878, John Berwick Harwood, Helena, lady Harrogate, page 11:
      [] looking very much as they must have looked when Queen Elizabeth deigned to show her skill as an archeress, to the detriment of the dappled deer in the wide park beyond.
    • 1882, Catherine Parr Traill, Lost in the Backwoods:
      Catharine was a tolerable archeress with the long-bow, and the hut was now seldom without game of one kind or other.

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Last modified on 1 February 2014, at 15:17